Carrie Presbury BSc (Hons), PG Dip, PG Cert, Reg. MBACP
There are times when life can be difficult and we may experience events that feel out of our control. I aim to offer a safe, confidential and compassionate space where together we can work through your problems and issues at a pace and depth that suits you. I believe that every unique person has the potential to live more fully and I can support you to find the inner resources to heal yourself and promote growth and lasting change.
I am a cognitive behavioural psychotherapist and humanistic counsellor and I can work in a variety of ways depending on what you bring and how you want to work. I am happy to answer any questions you may have and please feel free to ring me for a chat, or if you prefer I will answer text or email queries.
I work from the core values of honesty, respect, trust, acceptance and commitment to client well-being.
Since 2009 I have worked with a diverse range of people on a broad variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic and agoraphobia, phobias, stress, loss, insomnia, bullying and low self-esteem.
I have particular experience working with anxiety, addiction, life transitions, low mood, confidence and self-acceptance, and those struggling with gender identity issues. I work with adults, young people and older people coping with changes in their life.
I have a special interest in working with personal development and as such I have worked as a personal development facilitator on a counsellor training degree programme.
I work from a peaceful, bright room that has plenty of free parking and is a couple of minutes walk from Maze Hill Station, bus routes and 10 minutes walk from the DLR.
Training, qualifications & experience
As my core professional training I hold:
- A first class honours degree in counselling and psychotherapy with CBT being my specialised route
As continuing professional development I hold:
- A post-graduate certificate in Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
- A post-graduate diploma in Psychotherapy Studies
- A practitioner certificate in Person-Centred Art Therapy Skills
I have additional training in:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- teaching clients to use mindfulness skills
- treating chronic pain with CBT
- working with veterans
- building client’s self-esteem
- stress management
I am a registered member of the BACP
I hold an enhanced DBS certificate (2015)
I have facilitated the personal development of students on a counselling training programme and taught counselling skills and theory. I have experience of working in various mental health settings including the National Health Service, Drug agencies, Universities, Care homes and the third sector. I have delivered psycho-educational workshops on a range of common mental health conditions.
I now focus on my private practice.
I have conducted research into the long-term effects of bullying and issues around self-esteem.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Adults: £50.00 per session but I offer a sliding scale for longer term therapy; this can be discussed at our first session depending on your needs.
I believe that your financial circumstances should not preclude your right to choose private therapy, as such I am able to offer some low cost appointments for those in financial difficulty.
Cancellations or missed sessions will incur a normal session charge unless 24 hours notice is given.
I am a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am a member of their accredited Voluntary Register for Counsellors and Psychotherapists; as such I adhere to their ethical framework. I am currently in the process of applying for individual accreditation.
I have an interest in contextual behavioural science and as such am a member of the Association for Contextual Behavioural Science.
Please note there is a flight of steps to access the front door
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I see private clients on Mondays, Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursday.
Types of client